Adventures at Whole Foods

by anneihilate

Settling in to yet another ten hour shift at work, and I’m feeling mostly resigned to my fate. I started my day off the best way I know how, with some hot lime water, a bowl of cereal, and then a yoga class. This morning’s class was aerial yoga, and another fact of life that I have begun to resign myself to is that I don’t think I’m cut out for aerial yoga. As cool as it is to be upside-down at 6:30am, it makes me super nauseous and I don’t feel like I reap the benefits from it that I should. More grounded poses I can handle, but doing a shoulder stand 3 feet off the ground, not so much.

Yesterday morning’s yoga felt much better. I did the most sturdy headstand I have ever done before, which was really exciting, and the teacher was really supportive and gave a lot of good advice. Yesterday was actually just really good in general. Erik and I hit Canadian Tire where he got my late birthday present, a food processor! I’ve been dying for one because there are all sorts of things I’ve been dying to make such as banana soft serve, and homemade nut butter (I’ve been especially curious about pecan!). Then we went to Whole Foods, where I picked up a bunch of exciting things… Miso, sprouted non-GMO tofu, lacinato kale, coconut butter (had on my toast this morning and it was diviiiiiiine), chocolate chip banana bread (Erik’s request…I did not fight him :P) … I love Whole Foods. But I’ve also been thinking (especially since I finished reading Michael Pollan’s “In Defense of Food”, which was an excellent read) that I want to set my family up with CSA (Community Shared Agriculture) because I really do eat a lot of the same vegetables all the time, so I think it’d be fun an interesting to be forced into variety.

After our trip to Whole Foods, we headed back to my house, and I started making dinner which was:

Up above, you see Baked Maple Mustard Tempeh, Vegan Mac n’ Cheez (made with ancient grain spaghetti noodles because I didn’t have macaroni noodles) and sauteed asparagus! All in all, it was pretty yummy, but there were way too many mustard flavours happening, so I will be toning those down for sure if I ever decided to make this tempeh again.

After dinner, we snuggled up and watched Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead which was a great documentary. I was super interested in short-term juice fasting before, because of all the awesome health benefits I’ve heard about it, but now I feel even more inclined to try it. I will have to find out more about it first, of course, but I really like the idea of cleansing your body and your tastebuds every few months.

So for now, that is it. But more soon! 🙂